From the McHenry County State’s Attorney:
McHENRY COUNTY SETTLES OPIOID LAWSUIT
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office has negotiated a $3.41 million settlement with a number of opioid manufacturers and distributors, not including Purdue Pharma, as part of its participation in the ongoing, nationwide opioid litigation.
The settlement proceeds will be received by McHenry County and are to be spent on abatement programs designed to combat the opioid crisis and its devastating effects.
“No amount of money will ever be sufficient to reconcile the absolute desolation these companies have wrought in McHenry County and throughout the country,” said Kenneally.
“This is, however, a first step to holding accountable these loathsome industries that put self-serving deception over medical truth and corporate profit over human life,” said Kenneally.
The litigation with Purdue Pharma is ongoing.